Barrel Tappin’ Cocktail 
Difficulty: Beginner  |  Prep Time: 5 Minutes  |  Serves 1

  • 3 oz Cherry beer
  • 1 oz Vodka                                                           
  • 1 oz Apple shrub
  • ½ oz Amaro
  • 1 Squeeze Lemon juice

Combine items 2-5 in a mixing tin shake all ingredients together add Kastel cherry beer, stir, and serve. A shrub is a sweetened vinegar based syrup popular in 17th and 18th century England arising from the medicinal cordials of the 15th century. In America, its use began around the 17th century with sugar add to create a syrup and then later used with soda water and served as a soft drink. 

Apple Shrub Recipe
Today you can purchase a ready-made shrub or you can make your own, but it takes some planning!

1 cup of vinegar, a mild one is best, champagne or a white wine vinegar 
1.5 cups of diced fruit, here you will use apple

Allow to come to a low boil, cool. Place in the refrigerator for up to a week in an air tight container. After a couple of days to a week, bring the mixture back to a low boil add 1 cup of sugar. Allow to cool overnight and you'll have a proper Shrub in the morning! 

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